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  • Date posted: June 9, 2014

    IAF Decision Log Technical queries submitted to the IAF are discussed within the relevant Committees or Working Groups to reach a consensus view, and then forwarded for consideration by the Technical Committee (TC) who will aim to ratify them as IAF Decisions. Decisions made by the IAF TC are maintained ...

     

  • Date posted: June 6, 2014

    It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. These matrices are detailed in the Materials/Products Tested column of UKAS accreditation schedules and historically, water matrices have been described in general terms which has led to a variety of different descriptors for ...

     

  • Date posted: April 8, 2014

    This bulletin provides information regarding a question raised at the EA Certification Committee (EACC) with regard to the practice of Certification Bodies providing lists of consultants to their prospective clients. The question was considered by the EACC at the 25th meeting (March 2013). It should be noted that answers presented ...

     

  • Date posted: March 12, 2014

    As part of UKAS’s processes for continual improvement we have recently been trialling a wider roll-out of the use of a pre-visit questionnaire with a number of certification bodies, based upon those that we routinely use for the assessment of certain sectors in our testing laboratory areas. The aim of ...

     

  • Date posted: March 7, 2014

    Since Issue 2 the following section has been updated:- • [11] Asbestos qualificationsThe updated section shows an additional qualification for individuals now accepted by UKAS for asbestos bulk analysis in support of Lab 30 (Table 1) No further changes documented in this 3rd Issue. To download a copy of this ...

     

  • Date posted: January 6, 2014

    There have been numerous changes since Issue 1 and so these are not highlighted within the document. Therefore the bulletin needs to be read in its entirety. As part of UKAS’s commitment to providing a valid accreditation service to the asbestos sector UKAS reviews its asbestos-related policies, procedures and requirements ...

     

  • Date posted: November 29, 2013

    As part of our assessment programme for certification bodies (Management System, Product and Personnel), UKAS conducts witnessed assessments of Certification Body audits to help confirm the competence of the certification body. UKAS needs to conduct sufficient Witnessed Assessment on an annual basis to allow maintenance of accreditation and to cover ...

     

  • Date posted: October 22, 2013

    The UKAS Extension to Scope process has been designed to allow accredited bodies to extend their scope of accreditation to include new activities. In order for UKAS to be able to progress such an application the applicant CAB is required to complete the relevant AC Form(s) and supporting documentation so ...

     

  • Date posted: August 15, 2013

    This bulletin is intended to clarify the requirements for the adoption of the updated version of IAF MD5 and of the new IAF documents MD10 and MD11.IAF MD5: 2015 - Duration of QMS and EMS AuditsThe updated document was published on 9 June 2015 with an immediate implementation; therefore at your ...

     

  • Date posted: August 15, 2013

    A new standard, ISO/IEC 17067: 2013 - Conformity assessment -- Fundamentals of product certification and guidelines for product certification schemes, was published by ISO on 31st July 2013. This standard cancels and replaces ISO Guide 67: 2004, which has been technically revised. This Bulletin is to confirm UKAS’ current view ...